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No seriously, rock, not Rock!

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.     

Robert Frost

One of the coolest aspects of the travel we do is learning. Always learning. And with internet literally being at our fingertips, we learn a lot. Of course, there are also the occasional historical information signs that help spark the further pursuit for knowledge.  One such marker let us know that the strange fence across the street from our current stop was not just a plain fence, but history.

According to Wikipedia “Fencepost limestonePost Rock limestone, or Stone Post is a stone bed in the Great Plains notable for its historic use as fencing and construction material in north-central Kansas resulting in unique cultural expression.”  Its most famous use was miles and miles of stone fence post along the country highways.  We were on HWY70 in central Kansas; Wilson, Kansas actually.  According to the information sign in front of The Kansas Originals Market these fence posts were sometimes carved into faces or shapes, but many of them have weathered away over the years. 

We saw these post for miles along HWY70, even seeing some of those that were carved.  The unfortunate thing about traveling with a 9,000lb house behind you is that you can’t just “pull over here so I can get a picture.”  Believe me, I’d be stopping and going all the time!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fencepost_limestone

Rainy Day blues

I have decided to change my format of my blogs. Keeping it simple. One photo, a tid-bit of information and a personal connection. Nothing more, nothing less.

Jim looking out of the back window of Betty Deux at Limon, Colorado KOA.

Willie Nelson sings that “If you don’t like this rainy weather you better pack your bags and move.”

The wind howls and screams past our little home, rocking her uncomfortably. Rain and hail pelt the windows as we wonder at the difficulty of packing up and leaving during a crazy prairie storm.

Limon KOA is located on the Colorado’s High Plains. A beautiful, clean and quiet park, 90 minutes from Denver and Colorado Springs along I-70. We stopped there on our way from Kansas. They provide a playground, bike rentals and swimming pool (seasonal). Many of these things were being worked on or were closed due to Covid-19. Pets are welcome. Sites are pull-Thru RV sites, a little close but easy access. The store has some RV supplies, groceries and gifts. Our most memorable moments? JackaLopes. We had Kaelin believing jackalopes were real. https://koa.com/campgrounds/limon/

This photo, taken at the beginning of our Summer 2020 adventures, represents how I feel right now. Sad to be no longer traveling in our little home. Sad to be back in the oppressive heat of Florida. Sad and watchful of how things are in our world today and scared of the upcoming storms.

Photos from the National Air and Space Museum

Below are just a few photos from our visit to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.  This is a must  see if you are in DC.  Very well organized, taking the visitor from the very beginnings of humanities’ place in the Universe to the most modern examples of human space exploration.  We spent our time in awe and totally enjoyed every minute of the visit.  Well worth the time. 

Tomorrow the National Museum of Natural History.

Jim fell in love with this one.  Found it to be quite interesting.
Antartic Plane.  Jim fell in love with this one. Found it to be quite interesting.

I fell in love with the chrome on this plane.  What remarkable shine and smoothness.
Howard Hughes plane.  I fell in love with the chrome on this plane. What remarkable shine and smoothness.

Even the Navy is represented at the Museum.
All Hands On Deck.  Even the Navy is represented at the Museum.

Apparently this was one of the types of planes used in the Indiana Jones movies.
Since our wedding was based on Indiana Jones.  Apparently this was one of the types of planes used in the Indiana Jones movies.

From Wright Brothers to Drones.  We have come a long way.
From Wright Brothers to Drones. We have come a long way.

One of the planes Amelia Earhart flew.  Very beautiful.
One of the planes Amelia Earhart flew. Very beautiful.

The plane is the original plane the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, NC.  I went there as a child and have been fascinated with planes since.
The plane is the original plane the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, NC. I went there as a child and have been fascinated with planes since.

Only 5 of these bikes exist.  Quite beautiful workmanship.
The Wright Brothers started off with bicycles not planes.  Only 5 of these bikes exist. Quite beautiful workmanship.

Many exhibits show how man has visited space.  It was quite amazing.
Many exhibits show how man has visited space. It was quite amazing.

We ate lunch at the biggest McD's we have ever seen.  Also the most expensive.
We ate lunch at the biggest McD’s we have ever seen. Also the most expensive.

Jim was explaining about the Sputnik satellite.
In Awe.  Jim was explaining about the Sputnik satellite.

Wedding Day

I think this is one time I should let pictures do more of my talking than words. Our wedding was held at the Silver River State Park Museum. A little gem in Ocala, Fl. Our reception was held at the large pavilion near the museum. It was unusual, fun to prepare for and definitely a wonderful way to express our love.

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